Thursday, January 6, 2011

Big Waves.

Chris is a fish. He is happiest when he is in, by, or on the water. On Monday, we went up to the North Shore like we've been doing many mornings while he's been on leave. Since the surf was too choppy in his usual surf spot, we headed to Waimea Bay to check out the waves there.

In the summer, Waimea is as calm as can be and is a great place for swimming. In the winter, the waves can be monstruous and some of the best surfers in the world flock to this beach to catch waves.

Chris decided he wanted to swim in the huge waves on Monday. I caught a few fun pictures of his antics.



The water is so clear here-- you can see him inside the wave as he is swimming up it!


Waves crashing on Waimea Rock. That tall rock where those waves are crashing is crowded with eager jumpers when the bay is calm.


I think this picture is hilarious. The little splash in front of that crashing wave is my husband. You can almost hear the *bloop* as he dives under to avoid getting pummeled.


This was a huuuuuuuge one! See that little man on top of that huge wave??


Love these pictures of him staggering out of the water. 




PS. I almost titled this post "He Likes Big Waves and He Cannot Lie." But after yesterday's title, I thought I'd tone down the cheese factor.






10 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! I love the ocean :)

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  2. I've always wanted to try surfing!! But I don't think I'd want to try in those waves!! Love the pictures!! {and I think you should have went with the other title for your post...hehe} :)

    <3

    mandy

    http://makingmemoriesofuschadandmandy.blogspot.com/

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  3. Ahhhhh, I miss the ocean so much!!!! So beautiful!

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  4. I would be so scared to try to swim through those waves!

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  5. I love the cheese factor titles! So clever!

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  6. lol. I love your cheesy titles!! :) THose photos are AMAZING!!! I love how beautiful and clear the water is and the little bloop as he dives under the wave!!
    Have a wonderful day friend!!
    xo

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  7. Oh this brings back SO many memories. I spent many a day at Waimea and the North Shore and could never get over the gnarly waves, since I was there January-May. But I also remember people jumping off the rock into those waves in the winter! Your pictures are stunning, as always.

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  8. Great pics... is this Oahu? My hubby and I went there on our honeymoon and I thought we went to Waimea...could be wrong though. Plus, I have a friend in Oahu - her husband's a marine... what a great assignment!

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  9. ahhh you're making me miss my cruise girl~!!!! looks like you're having fun in maui!!!

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  10. Oh wow, these are gorgeous! I forgot how clear the ocean is in Hawaii!!

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